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As a franchise owner, finding the right talent for your business can be challenging. Maybe finding new employees isn’t hard, but retaining them is the problem.

Either way, a good strategy can help you step in the right direction.

Thoroughly Define the Job Before Hiring

First things first: Clearly and thoroughly define the position before starting the recruitment process. This benefits both the company itself and the employee applying for the job.

You should know exactly what you’re looking for in a candidate and potential recruits should have a clear understanding of the job itself. There shouldn’t be any surprises during the interview process for either party.

Look for Commitment

Seek candidates that have a long-term commitment to their desired position. This shows they are more likely to be in it for the long haul, versus someone who is just looking for work.

Thoroughly review applications to assess the candidate’s background and experience. How long have they been in this industry? What have their prior positions looked like? These questions can help you determine whether they have bounced from job to job or are more likely to stick around.

With that said, though, life circumstances sometimes make job changes unavoidable. Talk through gaps in employment and job movement with potential hires to get a good understanding of the situation.

Check out Compatibility

Your current team flows so well, you couldn’t ask for a better work environment. How would adding a new personality change the day-to-day dynamics?

During the interview process, get a sense of the candidate’s nature. Is he or she introverted or extroverted? Would the person bring new ideas to the table and work well as part of a team?

If it’s possible to do a working interview, give that a try. Have the prospect meet current leaders and employees within the business to see how he or she interacts with others. The new recruit should add value to a team, not detract from it.

Now that you have a solid team recruited and trained, the challenge comes with retaining the valuable talent. Create a plan of action to prioritize your employees’ well-being and personal development in order to keep them within your business for years to come!

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